Description : The technical committee on mechatronics formed by the International Federation for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, in Prague, Czech Republic, adopted the following definition for the term: Mechatronics is the synergistic combination of precision mechanical engineering, electronic control and systems thinking in the design products and manufacturing process.Due to developments in powerful computers, including microprocessors and Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICS), computational techniques, diverse technologies, advances in the design process of products and other factors, the field of mechatronics has evolved as a highly powerful and most cost effective means for product realization.
Description : Recent trends in engineering show increased emphasis on integrated analysis, design, and control of advanced electromechanical systems, and their scope continues to expand. Mechatronics-a breakthrough concept-has evolved to attack, integrate, and solve a variety of emerging problems in engineering, and there appears to be no end to its application. It has become essential for all engineers to understand its basic theoretical standpoints and practical applications. Electromechanical Systems, Electric Machines, and Applied Mechatronics presents a unique combination of traditional engineering topics and the latest technologies, integrated to stimulate new advances in the analysis and design of state-of-the-art electromechanical systems. With a focus on numerical and analytical methods, the author develops the rigorous theory of electromechanical systems and helps build problem-solving skills. He also stresses simulation as a critical aspect of developing and prototyping advanced systems. He uses the MATLABTM environment for his examples and includes a MATLABTM diskette with the book, thus providing a solid introduction to this standard engineering tool. Readable, interesting, and accessible, Electromechanical Systems, Electric Machines, and Applied Mechatronics develops a thorough understanding of the integrated perspectives in the design and analysis of electromechanical systems. It covers the basic concepts in mechatronics, and with numerous worked examples, prepares the reader to use the results in engineering practice. Readers who master this book will know what they are doing, why they are doing it, and how to do it.
Description : Electromechanical systems consisting of electrical, mechanical and acoustic subsystems are of special importance in various technical fields, e.g. precision device engineering, sensor and actuator technology, electroacoustics and medical engineering. Based on a circuit-oriented representation, providing readers with a descriptive engineering design method for these systems is the goal of this textbook. It offers an easy and fast introduction to mechanical, acoustic, fluid, thermal and hydraulic problems through the application of circuit-oriented basic knowledge. The network description methodology, presented in detail, is extended to finite network elements and combined with the finite element method (FEM): the combination of the advantages of both description methods results in novel approaches, especially in the higher frequency range. The book offers numerous current examples of both the design of sensors and actuators and that of direct coupled sensor-actuator systems. The appendix provides more extensive fundamentals for signal description, as well as a compilation of important material characteristics. The textbook is suitable both for graduate students and for engineers working in the fields of electrical engineering, information technology, mechatronics, microtechnology, and mechanical and medical engineering.
Description : This book highlights a unique combination of numerical tools and strategies for handling the challenges of multiphysics simulation, with a specific focus on electromechanical systems as the target application. Features: introduces the concept of design via simulation, along with the role of multiphysics simulation in today’s engineering environment; discusses the importance of structural optimization techniques in the design and development of electromechanical systems; provides an overview of the physics commonly involved with electromechanical systems for applications such as electronics, magnetic components, RF components, actuators, and motors; reviews the governing equations for the simulation of related multiphysics problems; outlines relevant (topology and parametric size) optimization methods for electromechanical systems; describes in detail several multiphysics simulation and optimization example studies in both two and three dimensions, with sample numerical code.
Description : This book presents the latest achievements in the theory and practice of SEMS Group interaction by scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences. It also discusses the development of methods for the design and simulation of SEMS Group interaction based on the principles of safety, flexibility and adaptability in behavior and intelligence and parallelism in information processing, computation and control. Recently, the task has been to ensure the functioning of robots within the framework of collective collaboration, so that they function efficiently, reliably and safely in real time. The topics covered include, but are not limited to, the following: - the planning behavior of the SEMS group;- methods and principles of designing of automatic control systems;- mathematical and computer modeling group interaction;- safety, flexibility and adaptability of the SEMS Group;- information-measuring soft- and hardware. This book is intended for students, scientists and engineers specializing in the field of smart electromechanical systems and robotics.
Description : Students entering today’s engineering fields will find an increased emphasis on practical analysis, design, and control. They must be able to translate their advanced programming abilities and sound theoretical backgrounds into superior problem-solving skills. Electromechanical Systems and Devices facilitates the creation of critical problem-solving skills by demonstrating the application of cornerstone fundamentals in the analysis and design of electromechanical systems. The book encourages students to focus specifically on implementation issues related to high-performance electromechanical systems, which are used as electric drives and servosystems. Students are provided with a wealth of worked-out examples that not only illustrate how to solve common engineering problems but also demonstrate how to extrapolate from the results. The book also demonstrates how to use MATLAB to integrate advanced control algorithms, attain rapid prototyping, generate C codes, and visualize the results. Tomorrow’s engineers will be charged with pioneering the future of electromechanical technologies. Electromechanical Systems and Devices provides them with the principles and instruction they need to think critically about design and implementation issues as well as understand both what calculations must be done and how to perform such operations.
Description : Society is approaching and advancing nano- and microtechnology from various angles of science and engineering. The need for further fundamental, applied, and experimental research is matched by the demand for quality references that capture the multidisciplinary and multifaceted nature of the science. Presenting cutting-edge information that is applicable to many fields, Nano- and Micro-Electromechanical Systems: Fundamentals of Nano and Microengineering, Second Edition builds the theoretical foundation for understanding, modeling, controlling, simulating, and designing nano- and microsystems. The book focuses on the fundamentals of nano- and microengineering and nano- and microtechnology. It emphasizes the multidisciplinary principles of NEMS and MEMS and practical applications of the basic theory in engineering practice and technology development. Significantly revised to reflect both fundamental and technological aspects, this second edition introduces the concepts, methods, techniques, and technologies needed to solve a wide variety of problems related to high-performance nano- and microsystems. The book is written in a textbook style and now includes homework problems, examples, and reference lists in every chapter, as well as a separate solutions manual. It is designed to satisfy the growing demands of undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and professionals in the fields of nano- and microengineering, and to enable them to contribute to the nanotechnology revolution.
Description : The focus of this book on the selection and application of electrical drives and control systems for electromechanical and mechatronics applications makes it uniquely useful for engineers in industry working with machines and drives. It also serves as a student text for courses on motors and drives, and engineering design courses, especially within mechanical engineering and mechatronics degree programs. The criteria for motor-drive selection are explained, and the main types of drives available to drive machine tools and robots introduced. The author also provides a review of control systems and their application, including PLCs and network technologies. The coverage of machine tools and high-performance drives in smaller applications makes this a highly practical book focused on the needs of students and engineers working with electromechanical systems. * An invaluable survey of electric drives and control systems for electromechanical and mechatronics applications * Essential reading for electrical and mechanical engineers using motors and drives * An ideal electric motors and drives text for university courses including mechatronics
Description : The variational principle of extremum is stated and proved for electromechanical systems of arbitrary configuration wherein the electromagnetic, mechanical, thermal hydraulic and other processes are going on. It is shown that for such systems there exists a pair of functionals with a global saddle point. For systems without electric circuits the suggested principle is equivalent to the minimum action principle. The principle is generalized for the systems described by partial differential equations, and in particular by Maxwell equations. A speedy universal algorithm for computation of such systems with arbitrary excitations is described. In this algorithm a method of searching for global saddle point simultaneously on two functionals is realized. The book contains numerous examples, including those presented as M-functions of the MATLAB system.
Description : Research paper from the year 2004 in the subject Electrotechnology, grade: 1,0, Technical University of Darmstadt (Institut fur Automatisierungstechnik), language: English, abstract: A control and fault detection is designed for a shake table with mounted structure. The focus is on the modeling and analysis, controller design and its technical implementation."